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Family of William Cary SEWELL and Jane BIDELER

William Cary SEWELL b. 1893 Oct 2170 at Paris, Logan Co., AR221. d. 1950 May 265149 at Logan Co., AR5149. bd. Oakwood Cem., Paris, AR840.
Jane BIDELER b. 1902~5126 at Arkansas5126. d. 1977840. bd. Oakwood Cem., Paris, AR840.

Married5177 1925 Apr 285177 at Logan Co., AR5177. Janie Bideler, age 23, of Branch, Logan Co., AR, and W C Sewell, of Tahana, Okla, were married5177 Apr 28, 1925, by Henry Bryant, Justice of the Peace. That record indicates the marriage was recorded Apr 28 on page 215 Book 6 of "marriages records."

It is assumed the Janie Bideler of that marriage record is the daughter of Deforest and Luella Bideler from her name, the similarity of birth dates, the location of the marriage, and the location in the 1930 census5141 for Short Mountain, AR, of the family of Bill C Sewell, wife Janie, and siblings of Jane Bideler.

Bill's World War I draft regsitration221 card, registered Jun 5, 1917, in Kay Co., Oklahoma, lists his name as William Cary Sewell, his full birth date as Oct 2, 1893, and his place of birth as Paris, AR. He resided in Delworth, OK, employed as an engineer for the Tower Gasoline Co., in Delworth. He was married and lists "wife" as a dependent. Son Bill's death certificate5179 indicates William (the father) was married first to Stella M Morgan.

Bill's World War II draft regsitration170 card, registered Apr 27, 1942, at the Short Mountain, AR, local board, has his name William Cleveland Sewell, provides his full birth date, and has his birth location: "Logan Co., Ark." He listed, as a person who will know his address, "Mrs Della Jane Sewell." He was employed by the Watson Coal Co., Paris, AR.

Arkansas County Marriages5177 has a license and marriage certificate for Geo. Freeman, of Russellville, age 41, and Jane Biddler(sic), of Russellville, age 21, who were married May 6, 1923, in Pope County, AR, by Jess Meetheny(?), Justice of the Peace.

The 1940 census5178 for Subiaco, AR, (which is just a mile or two east of Paris and Short Mountain Twp,) is a bit enigmatic with respect to the family of William C Sewell. William's entry seems to be clear: head of household, age 46, married, born in Arkansas, and his occupation coal miner. The entry for son Bill, age 17 and born in Arkansas, is also consistent with the 1930 census5178. However, the first name for William's wife appears to be "Jonnie," or perhaps "Donnie," though her age (38) is consistent with Jane Bideler's birth year. In addition, Cora Faye Sewell, age 6, born in Oregon(?), is listed as "adoptive daughter" to William. William's 1942 World War II draft registration170 has "person who knows his address" as "Mrs Della Jane Sewell."

The shared "SEWELL" headstone840 for "Jane Bideller 1902 - 1977" and "W C 1893 - 1950" Sewell in Oakwood Cem., Paris, AR, is consistent with the above information.

The 1971 obituary5163 for Lawrence Bideler mentions a surviving sister, Mrs Jane Arnold of Parris(sic), Ark., as well as other surviving siblings consistent with the children of Deforest Bideler. Perhaps Jane remarried following William Sewell's death.

Child 1. William (Bill)

William's full name, birth date and birth place are listed170 on his World War II draft registration card. That card lists William C Sewell, Paris, AR, as a person who would always know his address.

William was, in fact, the son of William and Stella M (Morgan) Sewell, as listed5179 on his death certificate.

Child 2. Cora

Cora Faye Sewell, age 8, born in "Oregon," appears as the "adoptive daughter" of William C Sewell in the 1940 census5178. Her headstone840, which is adjacent to the shared headstone of W C and Jane Bideller Sewell in Oakwood Cem., Paris, AR, reads: "Daughter / Cora Faye Sewell / May 5, 1932 Apr 18, 1951." Whether the 1940 census is in error, and whether she was later adopted by William, and perhaps Jane, Sewell isn't clear. She is included in the family of William and Jane Sewell for completeness.

Children of William Cary SEWELL and Jane BIDELER:

1. William (Bill) Morgan SEWELL5141 b. 1923 Feb 1170 at Muskegee, OK170. d. 1956 Sep 35179 at Reno, NV5179. bd. Mountain View Cem., Reno, NV5179.
2. Cora Faye SEWELL5178 b. 1932 May 5840 at Oregon?5178. d. 1951 Apr 18840.

170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records;,,
221. WW I Draft Registration Card;,
840. Gravestone inscriptions -
5126. 1910 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois Township;
5140. 1920 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois Twp;
5141. 1930 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Short Mountain Twp;
5149. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950;
5163. Obit - Bideler, Lawrence Dee, Oxnard (CA) Press-Courier, Sun, Mar 7, 1971;
5177. Arkansas County Marriages, 1837 - 1957;
5178. 1940 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Subiaco;
5179. Sewell, William Morgan, death certificate, Nevada Death Records, 1911-1965;